Happy Tuesday friends,
To keep things a bit more organized I’ve decided to post every Tuesday now, that means I’ll definitely be posting every week so wish me luck since I haven’t been posting all that much.
I’ve been really busy lately working on our outdoor space and planting new things every week. I never thought I’d get into gardening, but here I am planting tomatoes and re-potting flowers every Saturday. I think at this rate, I’ll have a garden oasis on my deck in no time (definitely a future goal of mine), but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Anyway, back to the task at hand, I needed pretty pots for my new succulents and it’s hard do find something I like at a decent price. I’m very picky about design, I don’t like too many crazy prints or colors, but don’t want them to look boring either. Of course I hit up Pinterest for ideas, and I kept coming back to the rope wrapped planters as my top choice. I’m not one to follow instructions so after doing some quick scanning of a few tutorials, I noticed everyone used a hot glue gun to do it, so I didn’t bother getting anything stronger. I decided that if it doesn’t hold up outside then I can always fix it later.
I was so eager to get started that I didn’t get a before picture, thankfully everyone knows what terra cotta pots look like.
Here’s what you need to get started:
6in Terra Cotta pot(s) and saucer(s)
hot glue gun
It’s a little harder to get started, and I had to go back and re-glue the end later, but once you get going it’s really easy. I started from the bottom and just dabbed a bit of glue under the rope as I was going around the pot.
I decided to paint the bottom white, and I just used regular acrylic paint I had on hand. I painted the saucer as well because it seemed like the rope would be too difficult on such a small piece.
Then I planted my succulents and I love how it turned out. It’s a bit rustic, but still simple and elegant. I also gave my outdoor candle a couple fresh coats of paint. It originally looked the same way, but most of the paint had chipped away. Now it’s brand new again.
I’m also happy to report that the planters survived quite a bit of rain over the past couple days, technically there was a roof, but the rain got to them anyway.
Thanks for stopping by,